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Support more cover actions on the tablet / in SF 2.0 [not relevant]

asked 2014-11-23 23:34:26 +0300

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updated 2015-05-23 13:37:33 +0300

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People here on tjc have discussed ideas to work around the restriction of only two cover actions being active at a time. It didn't lead anywhere, maybe partly due to space restrictions.

I hope that larger covers on a tablet might open new possibilities here in a way that's still backward compatible (like having the 2 regular cover actions and additional optional cover actions that only the tablet UI will display).

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cover actions are directed actions and as long as there is one DOF used by the UI there won't be anything but what is already requested for the phone (pull-then_up/down or something alike)

chemist ( 2014-11-24 02:07:40 +0300 )edit

This is not an answer though, is it? Also, you might have noticed that all mockups for the tablet we've seen so far show one cover action only per application. So it seems actually Jolla does plan to change something here... only in the wrong direction.

ossi1967 ( 2014-12-11 16:09:13 +0300 )edit

lol, ossi... I guess it will just be like on the phone...

chemist ( 2014-12-11 22:52:54 +0300 )edit

they probably removed the new tab action from browser just because u need to open the app anyway so it was kind of useless. Imho are the covers big enough (even on the Phone) to split them into upper and lowre half if needed and make 4 actions possible

michel ( 2015-03-02 12:35:40 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-01 21:50:18 +0300

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Looks like that SFOS 2.0 will have more than one Cover action.

See the Tweet from @MarcDillonDotFi

Game on! #jolla team makes such beauty, it's easy to demo. #excited #sailfishos #MWC15 pic.twitter.com/jgAwg6xDca

— Marc Dillon (@MarcDillonDotFi) March 1, 2015
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remember thats largely a hardware demo, the software will change before release

r0kk3rz ( 2015-03-01 23:14:15 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-03-02 11:51:22 +0300

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updated 2015-03-02 16:49:50 +0300

As far as I understand, there are only two cover actions not because of space restrictions, but because the up and down swipes on the main screen are already used for switching to the lock screen (swipe down) or list of app icons (swipe up). So if there were swipe down and swipe up gestures on the covers themselves, one would need to swipe outside the covers in order to get to the icon/lock screen (which is where, on those thin margins between covers?).

Personally, I would like Jolla to switch to the MeeGo's horizontal swipe between screens. It would (a) make your suggestion possible, because we could use the (now unused) swipe-from-outside-of-the-screen left and right gestures on the app screen to switch to the lock and icon screens; (b) show more than 9 apps on the app screen (allowing the user to scroll the running apps list up and down). Also, it just seemed more convenient for me to use horizontal gestures for switching between screens on N9 (but it may be a personal thing).

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